No holiday for sheriff's deputies

No holiday for sheriff's deputies

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) – While many throughout Region 8 took a vacation during the July 4th weekend, there was no rest for local law enforcement.

Baxter County sheriff's deputies stayed busy during the holiday weekend, responding to 47 calls between Thursday and Sunday.

Sheriff John Montgomery said his officers booked 41 suspects into the Baxter County Detention Center, covering 79 separate criminal charges.

Some of those bookings included:

  • 7 driving while intoxicated
  • 4 drug or drug paraphernalia possession
  • 4 domestic battery or assault
  • 4 boating while intoxicated
  • 10 warrants served
  • 4 minor in possession of alcohol
  • 3 public intoxication

Among those calls deputies responded to was a report of a man accused of shooting his brother in the face with a .12 gauge shotgun.

Charles Ray Dickerson, 54, of Norfork is charged with battery in the first degree and felon in possession of a firearm.

His brother, 48-year-old Wesley Dickerson, was taken to a Little Rock hospital with serious injuries.

The sheriff's office also issued 13 citations for traffic violations and criminal misdemeanors.

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